Aafreen Sawant

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Full-time
University of Mumbai (Commerce)
Class of 2022

Besides holding a premier reputation, I was highly impressed by how they assessed me beyond conventional parameters. I highly resonated with DeGroote’s values and its community-centric initiatives.

Why DeGroote?

DeGroote was a part of my MBA journey since the thought of it. Besides holding a premier reputation, I was highly impressed by how they assessed me beyond conventional parameters. I highly resonated with DeGroote’s values and its community-centric initiatives. Furthermore, I was certain that DeGroote MBA will act as a catalyst and help me gather the current business challenges, newest management tools, and adapt to the dynamic marketplaces while collaborating with a pool of mixed talent and industry personnel.

Why an MBA?

After 5-6 years of working in the realm of marketing communications, it was critical for me to move beyond my current skill set and transit to a larger business capacity. Hence, an MBA would impart prudence to deal with cross-cultural possibilities and demanding business scenarios. Stemming from this thought, my decision to pursue an MBA aimed at upskilling my business knowledge and foster my career goal.

What surprised you about DeGroote?

The platform of opportunities, a wealth of exposure to personality development and a vast range of options to craft your career was exciting to me. Besides, a sense of community and always a helping hand around was quite surprising to me.

What piece of advice would you give to anyone considering doing their MBA at DeGroote?

Research and network well with the alumni to know more about the opportunities at DeGroote!

What has been the highlight of your DeGroote experience so far?

Besides being able to be a part of an esteemed institution, winning first place in the case competition was the first milestone in my MBA journey. Furthermore, finding a summer internship in my field of interest added to the surprise.

Tell us one fun fact about you!

I am a graphologist!